Where We Serve

Where We Serve

Who We Serve Through Mission Support

Service to others is at the heart of our faith.  Jesus called us to “care for my people.”  We invite everyone to join us in this work. We recognize that service is a source of our strength and, as such, encourage hands-on participation in it by members and friends of [more…]


For over 15 years, First Church has been involved with CONASPEH, a non-governmental organization that was formed in 1986 by 50 Protestant Haitian ministers. CONASPEH has 4,000 member churches and plays an important role in the economic, social, religious, and intellectual development of Haiti, the poorest country in the western [more…]

Habitat Circle of Faith Build

During our 300th Anniversary year, First Church joined many other faith communities to build a home in Springfield for a needy family. See photos from the build on our flickr photo album. The house was dedicated on December 4, 2016.  You can watch the video of the dedication on the [more…]

NYC Mission Trip July 2015

8 members of YES spent July 5-10 in New York City working through an organization called Youth Services Opportunities Project (YSOP) to serve hungry and homeless people in the city. Read the mission trip blog.

Haiti Mission Trip April 2015

When:  April 18-25, 2015 Where:  Port-o-Prince, Haiti Who:  8 members of YES and 5 chaperones What:  Mission/Service trip to visit and help our friends at CONASPEH. Revisit the Haiti Mission Trip Blog. View the photos from the trip. Three members of the group gave the sermon the Sunday after they [more…]

Mission Trip Summer 2014

When:  June 29 – July 3, 2014 Where:  Atlantic County, New Jersey What:  6 members of the YES youth group worked with the Atlantic County Long Term Recovery Group rebuilding, repairing, and cleaning up homes after Hurricane Sandy (aka Superstorm Sandy) – the second most costly and destructive hurricane in [more…]

Chop and Chat

Chop and Chat is an ad hoc group that gets together a few times a year to cook up meals to help others.  It is a great way to get involved if are looking for a way to: volunteer but are tight on time socialize with old friends and meet [more…]

Loaves and Fishes

First Church members have been donating meals for the homeless, by way of the Loaves and Fishes program, for many years.  First Church is responsible for providing the meals on the second Sunday of the month, as well as the fourth Monday and Wednesday. Loaves and Fishes serves as many [more…]

Ministry Teams

First Church Officers Moderator: Susan KennedyVice Moderator: Shirlee Fassell Treasurer: Stew Creelman Clerk: Eleanor SantosDownload the current list of teams and members LEADERSHIP TEAM: Coordinates and promotes the entire program of the church. The Leadership Team consists of the pastors, the officers, and the liaison from each of the ministry [more…]

Mission Trip Summer 2013

Ten members of the Senior High Youth Group (YES!) and 3 chaperones traveled to Washington, DC from July 6-13, 2013.  The theme of their trip was Ministry to those in Urban Poverty. Some of the ways they helped do God’s work in our nation’s capital included: Planting, fertilizing and weeding [more…]